Oh goodness am I feeling productive lately. In preparation for the Ravelympics, I’ve been trying to get a few things out of the way. I finished these up on Tuesday and am on the verge of finishing another project. So take a peak.
Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock in Peacock (2 skeins)
Needles: US 1 & US 2
Started: May 21, 2008
Finished: July 28, 2008
Overall these were a super easy knit, but sewing all the buttons on was a bit tedious. 22 shank buttons is not exactly my idea of a good time. But I loved the way they turned out, so it’s all worth it (and isn’t this usually the case?). And the next time I have a pressing need for socks that look like spats I’m totally set.
The yarn knit up so beautifully. I’m usually not a fan of anything the self stripes or even approximates that look, but because the difference in color is so subtle I really love it.
The buttons didn’t photograph as well as I would have liked, but each sock has 10 vintage pearl shank buttons, with one contrast vintage grey pearlescent button in the top buttonhole. This was really a matter of necessity. I could not find the kind of buttons I wanted in more than sets of 20 matching without spending far too much. But I actually love the way it looks. I think in the end it really set the ribbing apart from the rest of the sock in a way I’m really fond of. It’s always great when things work out this way. As Anzevino & Florencewould say “sometimes catastrophes become trophies”.
Find them on Ravelry here.